Do American Pit Bull Terriers Shed?
Yes, American Pit Bull Terriers shed. That being said, they are not heavy shedders. In fact, they are considered some of the light shedders of the dog community. They do not have a lot of fur, but instead have short hair, which is about half an inch and is easy to handle.
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As you are considering getting Pit Bulls or are generally concerned about how much do Pit Bulls shed, it is important to remember that all dogs shed. It is easier to control shedding when you are brushing your pit bull down daily with a brush so that you can get rid of the excessive dead hair that accumulates on them!
Another small but super helpful trick for you to use now that you know pit bulls shed is vacuuming. Yes, everyone who has a carpet will vacuum anyways, but depending on how much the pit bulls shed, you might want to increase the amount of times that you vacuum your house to two to three times a week.
One thing to be mindful of as you consider the fact that Pit Bulls shed is the length of their hair. Since they have small hair, once it does shed, it can easily get stuck on your clothes, bed sheets or even upholstery and might be more difficult to remove that long hair that is easier to see and get hold of. In this case, it is easier to use a lint remover and get rid of any small hair that might still be refusing to get off despite many attempts with the bare hands or washing!
Sometimes, if you know that your pit bulls shed, you might want to also try giving them some supplements that contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. These will make sure that your pit bulls’ coat is healthy and that in turn will make sure that they do not shed excessively.
At times, pit bulls shed because they are being attacked by parasites such as fleas and ticks. In this case, you should make your Pit Bulls’ to the vet so that the vet can make sure that your Pit Bulls are well protected and that all parasites have been removed. At other times, it might be true that your pit bulls shed because they do not have enough of the essential nutrients that they body needs. This is another situation where you would want to get in touch with your vet so that they can tell you exactly what your pit bulls are missing and what you should be doing to make sure that they do not shed excessively.
One thing you do not want to do if your Pit Bulls shed is to shower them more often than usual. Sometimes people seem to get confused over brushing your dog versus showering your dog. If you brush your pit bulls daily, you will remove dead hair and dander from their skin, which will keep your pit bull from shedding all over the ground. In this case, you’re not making them shed less, but you’re just removing all the hair that has already been shed before it hits the ground. On the other hand, if you choose to shower your pit bulls more than usual, you will be stripping them off of their essential oils and this will instead make them shed more than usual.